These deliciously addictive Sticky Asian Chicken Wings take wings to a whole new level with a homemade sweet, sticky and spicy glaze! And because they're baked in the oven, cleanup is a breeze!
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- ❤️ Why You’ll Love this Baked Asian Chicken Wings Recipe
- 🛒 What’s Needed for Sticky Asian Chicken Wings
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- How to Make Sticky Asian Chicken Wings
- What are the 2 Types of Chicken Wings?
- What Temperature Do Chicken Wings Need to be Cooked at?
- How Long Do Wings Take in Oven?
- Are Chicken Wings Keto Friendly? What Kind of Chicken Wings Can You Eat on Keto?
- What Do Asian Wings Taste Like?
- More Keto Asian Inspired Recipes
❤️ Why You’ll Love this Baked Asian Chicken Wings Recipe
- Classic Asian flavors
- Perfect balance of sweet and spicy
- Sticky glaze caramelizes in the oven
- Super easy to make
Out of all the quintessential party appetizers and game day foods, wings are an all-time crowd-pleasing favorite! Not only are they easy to make, but because they're such a hearty finger food they're satisfying enough to even eat as a meal.
There are classics like these Buffalo Wings and the Garlic Parmesan Wings that are always a hit, but these Sticky Asian Wings are coated with an unbelievably delicious glaze that makes them completely irresistible.
The "sticky" in most Asian wings recipes usually comes from brown sugar or honey which rules them out for those on a low carb diet. But this recipe has a secret ingredient that gives you that classic glaze flavor and texture.
But it's sugar-free, which keeps the carbs low enough to be enjoyed by anyone, even those of us that are on Keto. Sound too good to be true? Trust me, they're even more delicious than they look!
Whether you're looking for the perfect appetizer to serve at your next game-day party or just craving sweet and sticky wings to serve with one of your favorite Keto side dishes, this recipe is one you'll definitely want to keep on hand!
🛒 What’s Needed for Sticky Asian Chicken Wings
- Chicken wings
- Sugar-free Keto honey
- Liquid aminos
- Rice wine vinegar
- Baking powder
- Tomato paste
- Toasted sesame oil
- Optional: fresh cilantro and sesame seeds
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
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How to Make Sticky Asian Chicken Wings
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Pat chicken wings dry with paper towels. Mix the baking powder and salt together, then sprinkle the mixture over the wings, tossing them to coat each piece.
Simmer for 5-8 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
Remove the wings from the oven and baste each piece with the sauce. Bake 10 more minutes, then remove and baste with the remaining sauce.
Tip: This layering of the sauce helps give the wings that sticky glaze that's so delicious!
Bake for 5 minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of at least 165°F when checked with a meat thermometer and serve with some chopped cilantro and sesame seeds on top.
Tip: These are spicy, so if you want them milder, you can omit the Sriracha and even cut back a little on the Sambal. I recommend mixing up the sauce, taste it, then if you want more heat, you can always add it.
What are the 2 Types of Chicken Wings?
There are two types, or sections that make up a whole chicken wing. They're called the drumette and the wingette or "flat." You can buy them already separated or, often times, you can find whole wings that are on sale, that you'll need to separate. Here's how you do it:
How to Separate the Sections of Chicken Wings
- Identify the two joints: This will be the section between the drumette, the flat and the tip. Use your fingers to locate the two sections of the wings that bend. This is where you will cut the wing.
- Dislocate the main joint: Take both ends of the wing and bend it back and forth until the main joint dislocates. I use paper towels to hold the wings when doing this step.
- Cut them apart: Lay the wing on a cutting board and with a sharp knife, cut the joint apart where it's dislocated.
- Remove the tip: Use your hands to pop the joint between the flat and tip. Then just cut it off with a sharp knife. Even though you won't bake the tips, freeze them to make chicken stock later on.
What Temperature Do Chicken Wings Need to be Cooked at?
If you are baking wings in the oven, then you'll need to set it at least on 400°F or even 425°F if your oven cooks a little slower. The reason you need to cook them on such a high temp is because wings, by nature, have a good bit of skin surrounding the meat.
In order to get that skin to crisp up and cook the meat until tender, it takes a high temp. Lower temps would almost cause them to steam while cooking, which you certainly don't want.
How Long Do Wings Take in Oven?
On 400°F a full sheet pan of wings will take between 40-45 minutes. But the bake time can vary depending on the size of the chicken wings and how many you're cooking.
For best results, use a meat thermometer to make sure they are completely done and at a safe temp of at least 165°F.
Are Chicken Wings Keto Friendly? What Kind of Chicken Wings Can You Eat on Keto?
Just like all chicken, wings are a simple carb free protein that's perfect for Keto or any type of low carb diet. What makes the difference is how you prepare them.
If you use a sugar free sauce like the sauce in these Asian wings or a Keto-friendly Buffalo Wing Sauce, you can enjoy wings anytime you're craving them, guilt free!
What Do Asian Wings Taste Like?
Most Asian wings you get at restaurants are loaded with a combination of sweet, savory and spicy flavors. But when you make them yourself, you can adjust the ingredients to suit your personal preference.
The honey substitute is a key ingredient in this recipe to not only give them that classic sweetness you expect, but it also gives them that wonderful messy stickiness that makes them so finger-licking good!
More Keto Asian Inspired Recipes
- Asian Grilled Chicken with Peanut Ginger Slaw
- Easy Stir Fry Pork
- Bang Bang Salmon Cakes
- Thai Red Curry Coconut Pork
- Asian Glazed Salmon
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Sticky Asian Chicken Wings
- 2 pounds chicken wings, cut into drummettes and flats
- ⅓ cup sugar-free Keto honey
- 3 tablespoons liquid aminos
- 2 tablespoons sambal
- 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon sriracha
- ½ teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
- 1 garlic clove, grated
- Juice of ½ lime
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Optional: fresh cilantro and sesame seeds
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Pat chicken wings dry with paper towels. Mix the baking powder and salt together, then sprinkle the mixture over the wings, tossing them to coat each piece.
- Remove the wings from the oven and baste each piece with the sauce. Bake 10 more minutes, then remove and baste with the remaining sauce.
- Bake for 5 minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of at least 165°F when checked with a meat thermometer and serve with some chopped cilantro and sesame seeds on top.
*Make sure to scroll up and read the post for substitutions, additions and helpful tips for making this recipe.
*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol: Swerve, Erythritol, Monk Fruit or Allulose.
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